21 January 2022
Following the prime minister’s announcement to lift the Plan B Covid restrictions, the DWP has followed suit in effectively lifting Covid-related safety measures for staff and jobcentre claimants, increasing the risk to our members and the public.
20 January 2022
The UK government has scrapped Covid plan B restrictions in England. Mask wearing will no longer be mandatory in certain settings and the ‘work from home if you can’ message has been dropped.
13 December 2021
Owing to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of Covid, the UK and devolved nation governments have issued varying ‘work from home’ messages.
8 December 2021
The union has called on ministers responsible to resign for organising the event, in breach of Covid safety rules, last year.
19 November 2021
PCS believes it is irresponsible for the DWP to choose this moment to try to force a mass return to workplaces for staff currently working from home, as scientists make it clear that Covid-19 still poses a very serious risk to public health.